Let’s be clear about one thing: photographs will always lose the battle against eternity. But to hold out as long as possible “you must understand what you own”, says photo restorer Clara von Waldthausen.
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The number of professional photographers is growing at a faster rate than ever. Although there are also an increasing number of photo galleries, there is still a shortage of wall space to show the work of every good photographer. What can you as a photographer do to increase your chances on earning a place in a gallery?
Photographs are often compared to paintings. When Freddy Alborta died last August, we were reminded of this by his photo of Che Guevara lying dead on a table surrounded by his captors. The British art historian John Berger compared the image with paintings by Rembrandt (The Anatomy Lecture by Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, 1632) and Mantegna (The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, 15th C.). In the Vietnamese napalm girl by Nick Ut, you can see Edvard Munch’s The Cry (1893). Over the last few years, countless portraits were made that directly refer to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Issue 2. The year 2005 was extremely busy and eventful, resulting in many new initiatives.
“I just want to finish something, if you don’t mind”, Desiree Dolron says as she paces through her living room. “Coffee?” The assessment walls in her Amsterdam home are full of prints from her new serie Xteriors. Only the photo paper’s white edges give away that these are not paintings. The photography technique that she uses is both extremely refined and very laborious, as if she is on an endless quest for perfection. “Puzzles with millions of pixels, that’s what they are.”